Biyernes, Hulyo 31, 2020

8.8 Fashionista Comeback on Shopee Live and Win Over ₱450,000 Worth of Prizes


Calling all shoppers and fashionistas! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan is giving away over ₱450,000 worth of prizes at Shopee Live’s 8.8 Fashionista Comeback. From July 29 to August 7, viewers can tune in to the following fashion challenges, trivial games, and fashion quizzes to win brand giveaways, ShopeePay credits, brand vouchers, and Shopee coins.

Users can join in the fun with these following Shopee Live activities:
   8.8 Sulit OOTDs: Users can score amazing deals and participate in two featured live stream segments to win cash prizes. For Style on a Budget, viewers have to create a full outfit based on the budget given while Shopee Fashion Icon Day encourages users to post a side-by-side photo of their OOTDs inspired by their favorite fashion icon.
  8.8 Fashion Challenge: On August 7, users can participate in three games, namely Guess Who, Fashion Truth or Dare, Who Wore it Better, for a chance to win up to ₱30,000. To win in these games, viewers should guess the personality based on their iconic looks, answer trivia questions correctly and vote for the live streamer with the best outfit.
  Daily Suki Shopper: From August 1 to 7, there will be one winner of ₱2,000 worth of ShopeePay credits daily. On August 8, two winners can win ₱8,000 worth of ShopeePay credits each. Daily Suki Shopper segment chooses the winners via raffle draw*. To join, viewers must purchase any product during a live streamers’ episode. One check-out is equivalent to one raffle entry.
  Deals and Promos: Aside from discount vouchers and featured brand deals, users can also enjoy exclusive discounts from fashion brands such as:
     Jeiky Jeans apparels up to 75% off
     Shoe King footwears up to 66% off
     Perfect On bags and Vivibag products up to 80%


The Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale is happening from July 23 to August 8. Shoppers can look forward to free shipping for selected stores, deals as low as ₱8, mix-and-match bundle deals, and ShopeePay fashion vouchers. Users can also enjoy exclusive offers from leading brands such as Silver Kingdom, Hanford, Maybelline, Primer Group, Penshoppe, and iTrends.

For more information about the Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double.

Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 







About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.







GCash urges companies to embrace digital finance

“With more and more people migrating to digital, cash-heavy sectors should embrace this new technology to adapt and mitigate the impact of the pandemic. GCash for Business will not only make this easier for enterprises by providing them with concrete business solutions, but this will also help consumers with their transactions in the new normal. GCash has a very diverse community of business partners. GCash for Business makes sure that businesses of all types can maximize their partnership with us by giving them the best we can officer. Anyone business that wants to thrive in the post-pandemic scene knows that GCash is the way to go. Not only do we have the largest user base in the country, but we also have the widest range of services offered in the market. By tapping GCash for Business, enterprises may maximize their potential even during a national health crisis.” ~Luigi Reyes, VP for Enterprise and Head of GCash For Business
GCash for Business, the enterprise arm of GCash, the country’s undisputed top and preferred mobile wallet, is providing businesses of varying sizes with cashless solutions that empower them to do more with less. GCash for Business offers fast and easy salary disbursement, a customizable and flexible platform manager, and financial services for the everyday needs of their employees. 

As the country slowly adjusts to the new normal, business owners can stay ahead of the game by getting a suitable partner that can provide them with seamless and safe digital business solutions that enable them to adapt to the new normal. 

Aside from promoting a healthy merchant-customer relationship, GCash for Business also helps businesses in streamlining disbursement processes. GCash enables businesses to distribute payroll and allowances to employees through their GCash e-wallets, which can be linked to a GCash MasterCard. Employers may even use the GCash platform to provide rewards and incentives to their employees and customers.

Likewise, GCash for Business allows employers to capitalize on a platform manager that allows them to use digitalized solutions for timekeeping, business expense management, and payroll processing, among others.

Through the GCash platform, employees may also unlock the potential of digital finance, as various financial tools and services are made available to them. With their GCash wallets, they may transact with over 75,000 merchants, pay bills to over 400 billers, and send money to over 40 banks. They may also use the platform for savings, credit, insurance, and even investments.

The coronavirus pandemic resulted in a booming community of online businesses in a span of three months, paving the way for a cashless future for the Philippine economy. But even as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, digital payments are still expected to be a part of the new normal as safety and hygiene remain to be top priorities of enterprises to avoid a major spike in COVID-19 cases in the country. 

Now, merchants are required to step up their game by integrating modern technology into their enterprise. This is where GCash for Business enters the picture. No matter the size of the business, from big corporates to microentrepreneurs, the country’s leading mobile wallet provides unique solutions to ensure a safe and secure cashless experience for both business owners and their customers.

Aside from upgrades in the digital front, partnership with GCash for Business also comes with a financial literacy program and a self-service expense management system. Merchants no longer have to worry about losing track of their business expenses because GCash will make sure that everything is in check.

Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom Inc.

Interested businesses may schedule an appointment with a GCash Sales representative through https://www.gcash.com/business.


GrabPay and Trendsetter’s Bazaar Team Up for a 3-day Cashless Shopping Experience

 An exciting and rewarding online shopping experience awaits customers with GrabPay

Grab, the Philippines’ leading everyday app, teams up with Trendsetter Team to push for a safer and more rewarding cashless shopping experience through GrabPay. GrabPay is teaming up with Trendsetter’s Online Bazaar for a 3-day online shopping event that features freshest trends and lowest prices in Metro Manila.

As more businesses in the Philippines slowly resume operations, hygiene and safety continue to be a top priority. As such, more and more Filipinos are opting for a total cashless experience, especially with the call to practice social distancing and lessen physical contact. This cashless revolution not only gives way to a more seamless shopping experience but also helps in the recovery of small businesses greatly impacted by pandemic. Easing the strain brought by the challenges faced by brick and mortar stores, a cashless shopping experience allows merchants and customers to transact in the safety of their homes.  

Among the businesses joining the online and cashless revolution is Trendsetter’s Online Bazaar,  one of the largest and highly-anticipated local fashion events in the Metro that are set to bring an exciting and rewarding online shopping experience to consumers this year.

At the Trendsetter’s Online Bazaar, from July 30, 2020, 12:00 AM to August 1, 2020, 11:59 PM, you can shop for the trendiest clothing, shoes, and beauty products at its lowest prices by visiting www.trendsettersbazaar.com. And with GrabPay as the official payments partner, exciting perks await shoppers for every transaction using the e-wallet.
  • P50 cashback for a minimum spend of P500 on Trendsetter’s Online Bazaar
  • Chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S10 for a minimum spend of P500
  • GrabRewards points for every transaction that can be used to claim discount vouchers for any Grab service

With GrabPay, there’s no need to miss out on an exciting virtual shopping experience. Add those coveted items on your online cart, and get rewarded when you pay with GrabPay. For more information, check out  https://www.grab.com/ph/pay/.



Bata, donates shoes for PGH frontliners through SM Foundation

“Due to long and often times back-to-back work shifts, a number of our health workers are experiencing foot and back pain. The need to constantly disinfect their shoes also results in faster wearing out of their footwear. With this, SMFI and Bata wanted to provide our health workers with quality footwear to address this need and provide them with comfortable footwear and protection while at work and doing their rounds.” ~Debbie Sy, SM Foundation Executive Director
One of PGH frontliners showing her worn-out shoes. She was the first to choose from the shoe donation of Bata.
Since the onset of the outbreak, Bata through its “Bata Heroes” initiative has been working with its long-standing foundations, charitable partners, government agencies, and other organization to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Bata Philippines donated these shoes as our way of saying thank you to our front-liners for the help that they have extended to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.” ~Arlyn Guanlao, Bata Philippines General Manager
Bata, a world-renowned shoe brand with over 6,000 retail stores across the globe, partnered anew with SM Foundation (SMFI) in donating 1,800 pairs of shoes for the front -liners of the Philippine General Hospital. This is part of Bata's Global 1 Million pairs donation project.
“I'd like to thank SM Foundation for being ever supportive of our COVID-19 fight here in PGH. You have covered the whole spectrum of our needs from ventilators and now sneakers. Thank you to Bata shoes for having shared their different kinds of sneakers which I'm sure would go a long way into making our front- liners feel appreciated and comfortable when they work.” ~Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, UP PGH Director
Bata Philippines General Manager Arlyn Guanlao and UP PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi during the distribution of Bata shoes at the Philippine General Hospital. Through SMFI, Bata Philippines was able to donate 1,800 pairs of shoes to PGH as part of their “Bata Heroes” project. General Hospital.
Through the years, SMFI and Bata have been collaborating on social good projects. In 2018, they teamed up to construct a new school building for Telabastagan Integrated School in San Fernando, Pampanga. More recently, in March 

2020 for the distribution of 400 pairs of shoes for the students of Looc Elementary School in Nasugbu, Batangas.


Huwebes, Hulyo 30, 2020

Acer and Smart's E-Learning Solutions

“We believe that e-learning is an important building block under the new normal – where education will be driven largely by digital tools and products. We hope that through this partnership, we can help students make a smooth transition to distance learning, and help make sure that no learner is left behind.” ~Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart

Acer and Smart's Webinar & Media Meet E-Learning Solutions. A gathering of educators and school administrators to discuss and share insights on how much the education landscape has changed, the future teaching and learning post-COVID 19 pandemics, and effective distance learning solutions and tools.


Education will no longer be the same, we are entering into a new normal. Adoption of various learning delivery option such as but not limited to face-to-face, blended learnings, distance learnings, and homeschooling and other modes of delivery shall be implemented depending on the local COVID Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards, and conduct curricular and co-curricular activities involving gatherings such as science fairs, a showcase of portfolios, trade fairs, school sports, campus journalism, a festival of talents, job fairs, and other similar activities are canceled, except those conducted online. (The IATF resolved).


Incoming students may now avail of a convenient and affordable gadget bundle to help them participate in their online classes this school year, through a new partnership of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Acer Philippines (Acer).

Under this partnership, parents can avail of the Smart School Bundle, which consists of an Acer Aspire 5 laptop, and a Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi.

The 14-inch Aspire 5 laptop comes with an Intel® Core™ i3 -813OU 2.2 GHz Base Speed with:
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
  • am 8GB DDR4 memory
  • 128 SSD + 1TB HDD

The bundle also already includes a Windows 10 Home OS, and other features that can help students cope with their school requirements.


Meanwhile, the Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi can help students connect to Smart’s fastest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network across the country whenever they attend video conferences or submit their homework online.
“We have invested billions of pesos in our mobile phone network over the last few years to and this has enabled us to serve our subscribers well, especially during this pandemic. At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure that our customers have a good experience with us, and that our network can help them achieve their goals in school or at work.” ~Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart

These gadgets are compliant with the Department of Education’s minimum specifications for devices for distance learning, as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from students, this gadget bundle can also provide reliable tools and LTE connectivity to teachers, employees, and other professionals who are also working from home.
“It has always been our mission to enable Filipino students by providing them the tools that they need in their education. With this partnership, we hope to give them not only the means to do their school work, but also the connectivity through Smart’s network, so that students can continue to learn amid the pandemic.” ~Manuel Wong, Managing Director at Acer Philippines

Smart LTE continues to provide the best mobile data experience, particularly for video, to customers across the country. According to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal’s latest Philippines Mobile Network Experience Report released in April, Smart surpassed the competition in most metrics, including Video Experience, where Smart posted a score of 55, well ahead of competition’s 39.8.

Remote learning occurs when the learner and instructor, or source of information, are separated by time and distance, therefore cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting. It can be a cost-efficient way to reach many people with resources that would otherwise be unreachable, through a flexible, customizable, accessible learning space.

The Smart School Bundle is available at all Acer concept stores and distributors nationwide.

For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph








About Acer
Founded in 1976, Acer is now one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.



Lunes, Hulyo 27, 2020

GCash supports safety of BPO employees amidst Covid-19

“Even before the pandemic, GCash played a big role in ensuring the safety of employees of Teletech, a global customer experience services and technology innovator who has won awards for being a top employer in the Philippines.” ~Luigi Reyes, VP for Enterprise of GCash
GCash supports the safety of BPO employees amidst COvid-19
GCash for Business, the enterprise arm of the country’s leading mobile wallet, offers a wide range of business solutions that allow both merchants and users to enjoy a safe and secure cashless experience.

As the Philippines slowly reopens the economy amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, entrepreneurs and employers alike are prioritizing the health and safety of its customers and employees.

To maintain social distance and minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, salaries, incentives, and allowances are best dispersed through cashless channels. GCash for Business, the enterprise arm of the country’s leading mobile wallet, offers a wide range of business solutions that allow both merchants and users to enjoy a safe and secure cashless experience. It allows businesses to distribute payroll and allowances to employees through their GCash e-wallets, which can be linked to a GCash MasterCard.

The GCash rewards helped Teletech achieve its goal of gamifying their team’s career path and engagement in a high-touch environment with the launch of the Gamified Talent Engine (GTE). The GCash app gave the employees the liberty to choose the rewards they wanted in a convenient manner in exchange for participation in the program. In some cases, those rewards could be used for daily necessities which helped employees save cash.
“Who wouldn't want to interact, learn, and at the same time get incentives? Self-improvement is in demand and with this platform, you can do it whenever and wherever.” ~Paul Doctolero, Teletech PH Regional Lead
Adam Jove, one of Teletech’s customer representatives who has been working for the company for seven years, was able to trade his GCash points to buy maintenance medicines to treat his medical condition. GTE Director Jan Rodriguez, added that they observed high utilization of rewards through GCash for supermarket and drugstore redemptions, as they helped usher employees to maximize their benefits while keeping transactions easy and contactless.

Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom Inc.

GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, kindly visit https://www.gcash.com/.

Employee participation in wellness programs improves with GCash.






Cashless Parking Payment at Ortigas Malls


The latest initiative from Ortigas Malls in an effort to provide a safer and more convenient malling experience for everyone! 

Safety remains a top priority for Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia as they continue to offer cashless options for their products and services that help prevent further transmission of the virus amid the COVID-19 situation. 

Now, consumers can also enjoy worry-free parking transactions as they visit Ortigas Malls as payment is made more convenient with Paymaya, Mastercard, and Visa cashless parking payment. 

Follow GreenhillsTiendesitasEstancia, and Industria for more information on the latest offers and activities by each Ortigas Mall!




Celebrate Life at Ortigas Malls!


With the shifting of community quarantine guidelines, Ortigas Malls is ramping up its offerings and initiatives with more openings of salons and dine-in restaurants. Among the exciting new things to experience at Ortigas Malls are cashless parking, carwash services, curbside pickups, personal shopper services, and the new Active Playground at Greenhills!


Re-opening of salons and dine-in restaurants
With people eager to have their hair cut after being in quarantine for almost three months, salons in Ortigas Malls finally opened their doors to mall-goers with strict sanitary measures and 50% capacity, making more room for those who are in need of a haircut, hair recoloring, or a pedicure. 

Well-loved restaurants in Ortigas malls such as Kimpura, Gloria Maris, Manam, and Wildflour have already started accepting dine-in customers. They don’t only provide safe dine-in options with acrylic dividers and observe allowed maximum capacity with social distancing, but also offer exciting deals to guests!


Cashless Parking and Car Wash Service
Customers can now enjoy worry-free parking transactions as they visit Ortigas Malls as payment is made more convenient with PayMaya terminals accepting Bancnet, Mastercard & Visa cards.

You can even save time by getting a car wash while completing your shopping with Greenhills’ Shop N’ Wash. Mall-goers can request for the carwash service upon entering the parking ground of Greenhills Mall.


Click & Collect and My Personal Shopper Online Services
For those who prefer to order online and pick up their own goods, they can still do it safely by collecting all their essential needs from designated pick-up areas through the Click & Collect program available in Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia from 9AM -8PM daily. 

For those who need extra help in shopping for essentials or completing transactions, Ortigas Malls partnered with MyKuya app to provide personal shopping services for its patrons. Through the app, you can easily pay your bills, shop for your groceries, medicines, food, and other essentials from Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia at the safety of your homes. 


Catch your favorite sellers at Live Studio
In an effort to support all tenants as they bounce back from the health crisis, Ortigas Malls is providing an avenue for them to maximize their online presence through the Live Studio  – a content creation 

hub located inside the mall for all tenants to showcase different products and explain their features in a live feed. Each studio will be equipped with a complete camera and lighting setup for them to shoot their updates, latest deals, and newest products that consumers can watch safely at home. 
Active Playground for a healthier shopping experience
Greenhills will also be pioneering the launch of an Active Playground that promotes a convenient space for bikers, joggers, and people who want to have a leisurely workout throughout the day!

Greenhills will have dedicated bike lanes and bike parking with signages placed throughout the complex to guide bikers and to lead them to the designated parking spaces where they can lock their bikes before shopping. For those that bike for fitness, every day from 6 AM to 8 AM, Greenhills will be implementing “Bike Priority” lanes for bikers.

To encourage mall-goers to stay fit and active while going around, there will be pop-up challenges in different areas of the mall, encouraging patrons to jump, hop, balance, and have fun. 

For more information, you may check their official Facebook pages - Greenhills Estancia, Tiendesitas, and Industria.






Ortigas Malls' Celebrate Life campaign aims to bring positivity and optimism despite the situation the world is currently in as they reopen their doors to all shoppers. Ortigas Malls is also behind the retail favorites Greenhills, Tiendesitas, Estancia, and Industria, thereby enhancing shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences in the city.




SM Home’s DIY Sanitation Station

Stay Safe and keep your sanitizing essentials organized with this multi-function mobile trolley.
It is important for every home to have a sanitation station at the door to get everyone into disinfecting and sanitizing before they enter their own home. While the survey for positive cases increases safety and cleanliness must increase as well so that it will also keep our homes clean and safe to prevent the spread of the illness and other unknown viruses with essentials for intense washing, dusting, sanitizing and disinfecting on most touch-infected areas or common surfaces in your home such as doorknobs, handles, light switches, gadgets, and tabletops. 

SM Home, the one-stop-shop for all of your home essentials, has a wide variety of household items for all your sanitizing needs. 

Here is the SM Home’s DIY Sanitation Station Guide to keep your home safe and disinfected:
  • Set up a table and a mobile trolley near the door entrance. Put all the sanitizing essentials on the trolley and organize them in storage trays.
Thoroughly wash your hand with your favorite foaming hand soap with this Infiniti Touchless Foaming Soap Dispenser.
Lessen the risk of cross-contamination with this Infiniti Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser.
  • Have a fill of sprayers with alcohol and disinfectants. Choose an EPA-registered disinfectant, a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and a contactless soap dispenser as you disinfect and wash your hands.
Have a waste bin ready for your used mask and gloves.
  • Have a waste bin to properly dispose of used masks and gloves. 
Do not forget to have a foot bath before you enter your home with this non-slip sanitizing mat.
  • Put a shoe rack and a disinfecting mat outside. Have a foot bath on the disinfecting mat before putting the shoes on the rack. Always keep the mat clean before and after using the mat.
  • If needed, set-up a makeshift changing room with a curtain and ready a laundry basket for changing.
Sanitize your gadgets, wallet, money, keys, doorknobs and toys with this lightweight Landlite Pocket UVC Sterilizer.
  • Sterilize the area with UV light. Use pocket UV Sterilizer in sanitizing your gadgets, keys, wallet, and doorknobs. Do not forget to keep your Sanitation Station clean. 
Make any space clean and cool with Dyson Pure CoolTM Tower Purifying Fan which detects harmful pollutants in the air and an advanced filtration that captures 99.95% of Particle Pollution and an Air MultiplierTM Technology for whole-room purification.
Cool yourself with Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Purifier with its Core FlowTM technology, which directs a focused stream of airflow precisely where you need it.
Take sanitation into the next level with Landlite UV-C Portable Sterilizer Lamp, which kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and disinfects your home.

Keep your home safe and sanitize with cleaning and sanitizing essentials from SM Home. These are available at the smhome.com.ph and shoppers can now place their order online through the SM Store’s Call to Deliver and ShopSM app. 

For more info and updates, follow them at SM Home at the SM Store on Instagram or visit thesmstore.com website.


Linggo, Hulyo 26, 2020

Out of essentials? Here’s a handy guide for when you #ShopAtSM!

“Providing for our customers, especially in this time of the pandemic, has always been our top priority. In the coming months, we will be rolling out more digital and on-ground programs to make shopping more convenient for our mallgoers.” ~Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing 
Ran out of stock in your stash? #ShopAtSM for essentials and more as it reopens its doors with a wide range of exclusive flash deals – both online and in the malls – while still keeping a safe community space for all. 

Score exclusive offers with SM’s first-ever exclusive online Flash Sale happening in the following malls:
  • SM Megamall (July 24 to 26)
  • SM Aura Premier (August 14 to 16)
  • SM City North EDSA (August 21 to 23)
  • SM Mall of Asia (August 28 to 30)
  • and soon in other SM malls nationwide
Here are some shopping thrills you can expect when you #ShopAtSM starting this July:

1. Shop safe. Shop with ease as thermal scanners, automatic alcohol dispensers, and UV devices and other safety measures are now in place in SM malls. On top of that, SM will be collaborating with actress Heart Evangelista for the #SMxHeart campaign to further promote safe shopping.

2. Empower your little learners. Are your little ones attending classes from home? Provide them with the necessary #AweSMLearning tools, such as tablets and laptops, or some headphones from Bose which will be at 30% off during SM Megamall’s online Flash Sale from July 24 to 26! Find out more HERE!

3. Snag the kiddie must-haves. Your kids need a wardrobe update, too! Give them a fashion spin while on quarantine and get them their fave clothes, shoes, and accessories with special discounts. Can’t leave the house just yet? Have it delivered or picked up via SM’s online delivery and curbside services! For more information, check out www.smsupermalls.com.

4. Update your wardrobe. Get first dibs on fashion deals from brands you love such as Perry Ellis, Marks & Spencer, Sebago, or Superdry with SM Megamall’s online Flash Sale at flashsale.smsupermalls.com or through “Shopstreaming”, a live online shopping program broadcasted on SM Supermalls’ Facebook and Instagram pages. While you’re at it, avail of SM’s personal shopper free delivery for a minimum spends of P3,000! Plus, shoppers may also get designer masks!

5. Get it from the catalogue. Be the first to get an exclusive peek of fresh drops via your favorite SM mall’s digital catalogue available on Facebook. Plus, score digital coupons and special discounts on select items!

From home essentials, gadget needs, to fashion must-haves, get everything you need and more, and experience a new and safer way to live and #ShopAtSM!


Sabado, Hulyo 25, 2020

51Talk First Livestream Interview with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

“It’s a humbling experience to interview such incredible candidates from all walks of life, to hear their unique stories, and to witness how talented and passionate they all are. We see your hard work and we’re very sorry for what you’re going through as a young mom. I find you very engaging and who has so much potential. It’s such an honor to represent 51Talk as their brand ambassador and to be able to connect to thousands of Filipinos through this live stream. I hope it inspired them and gave them joy. I am encouraging all qualified individuals to sign-up and to seize this wonderful livelihood opportunity. See you in our next live stream!” ~Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015
Pia Wurtzbach interview candidates who wish to be part of the online English platform 51Talk. The live stream, with hints of a reality and talent show, aims to attract 30,000 new online English teachers to join the platform. 
51Talk’s Agency – the leading online English education platform that specializes in providing learners with live online English lessons. The platform enables students to take a fun, interactive English lessons from highly qualified Filipino teachers.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach interviews “candidates” seeking to join online ESL platform 51Talk. Pia felt ecstatic and inspired since this is her first stint in interviewing candidates online.

51Talk, together with their new Philippine brand ambassador, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, held its first-ever live stream interview via Facebook after hundreds of aspiring online English teachers signed-up to get a chance to be part of the show. The live stream is part of 51Talk’s campaign to invite qualified Filipinos who are interested to take advantage of the 30,000 home-based online teaching opportunities offered by 51Talk where people can teach, learn and most importantly – earn.

Listed in the New York Stock Exchange, 51Talk is the leading online English education platform that connects thousands of Filipino teachers to foreign English language learners via an interactive virtual classroom.

More than 70,000 viewers tuned in and joined the fun and inspiring live stream which allowed them to learn more about the teaching at home opportunity and acquainted them with the application process that can be completed in as fast as three days. Pia interviewed nine pre-selected candidates from different backgrounds who shared their heartwarming stories on how they found hope in 51Talk after losing their jobs or livelihood.

Several of the candidates expressed how the pandemic has affected their current livelihood, especially those who belong to the travel and events industries. 
“I want to be able to translate my teaching skills from dance and performance arts into teaching English. I just love sharing what I know and see my students grow into the best versions of themselves.” ~Paula, a professional dancer, and instructor who has been performing and teaching for 14 years 
Paula, a professional dancer, and instructor who has been performing and teaching for 14 years had a lot of her events and classes canceled due to COVID-19. She came across the 51Talk online teaching opportunity and decided to give it a shot since she has teaching experience.

Aspiring online English teacher Pearl became emotional when Pia Wurtzbach surprisingly announced she would give Pearl a laptop so she can start earning from home to support her family. Pearl was a flight attendant who lost her job but found hope in 51Talk.
Trina gave the viewers a taste of her fun, entertaining energy as she sang songs both in English and Chinese
“While the situation we are in can be very disheartening, I decided to try out as a 51Talk teacher and I’m happy that I made it to this fun interview with no less than Miss Universe  Pia Wurtzbach!”  ~Trina, a professional events host
Trina, a professional events host, found herself in the same boat as a lot of her hosting gigs were canceled or postponed indefinitely. 
“When I learned about the opportunity in 51Talk, it gave me hope and made me revisit my childhood dream of becoming an educator,” shared Pearl. “Even if I don’t have any teaching experience, I didn’t hesitate to sign-up. I borrowed my sister’s laptop just so I could apply. I’m very excited to start teaching in 51Talk.” ~Pearl, one of the candidates
Pearl, another one of the candidates, candidly shared how the past few months have been very tough for those in the travel industry. She was about to return as a flight attendant after her maternity leave but her retraining was put on hold as travel restrictions are still in place. Having no income, Pearl said she had to find a stable and sustainable livelihood that would allow her to help her husband, especially now that they have their first child. 

According to 51Talk teacher Angelo Lex who co-hosted the show, being an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher is very profitable as he gets to earn at the comfort and safety of his own home in his preferred schedule. He also shared his excitement when he learned of the platform’s recent announcement about the 20 million pesos incentive program exclusively for 51Talk teachers this month. 

Towards the end of the show, Pia said she was moved after hearing the story of one of the candidates, Pearl, the flight attendant who borrowed her sister’s laptop just so she could sign-up to be a teacher at 51Talk. Pia surprised everyone as she decided to personally give Pearl a laptop to help her get started in her online teaching career. 

Pia considers empowering Filipinos as her top advocacy, now more than ever when thousands of Filipinos have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic.

Next month, 51Talk will be doing another round of interviews with a new set of candidates via their official Facebook page. To get a chance to be interviewed, showcase your talent, and have a #DateWithPiaAt51Talk, sign-up via 51Talk’s website at www.51Talk.ph.